Gateway Consulting Group, Inc Gateway Group is a spin-off from a Document Management Research Group at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Since its launch in 1991 Gateway has focused soley on the design and implementation of Enterprise Content Management "ECM" and Product Lifecycle Management "PLM" solutions. We are a small team of highly qualified information technology professionals that has achieved great success serving the needs of discrete manufacturers, process industries and utilities. Our clients in these industries have derived substantial benefits from their investment in Enterprise Content Management or Product Lifecycle Management technologies. To deliver Product Lifecycle & Enterprise Content Management professional services that exceed our customer's expectations for perfomance and value. Dr. Rainer Hoff, president of Gateway Consulting Group, began his career as a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research interests included mechanical design, pressure vessels and piping as well as the development of CAD to raster translation algorithims and the electronic distribuiton of drawing renditions. This early research in imaging technology led to Dr. Hoff founding Gateway Group, Inc in 1991. Dr. Hoff and his associates have pioneered many techniques in the field of information management that are considered routine today. AIIM, the ECM Association, awarded Dr. Hoff the Carl E. Nelson Engineering Award in recognition of these innovations. Seminars, Teaching, Videos: Dr. Hoff conducts both public and in-house seminars on Enterprise Content Management, Product Lifecycle Management, and Management of Change "MOC" Best Practices. Focus of Practice: Dr. Hoff's consulting activities include all aspects of information management, with a particular focus on complex or difficult problems. Gateway has a strong appeal to global companies with European connections since Dr. Hoff speaks French, and German fluently. Author, Publications: Dr. Hoff has authored over 30 articles in his field of expertise. Recently he has founded and is editor of the Management of Change Best Practices newsletter, an in-depth, bi-monthly review of current topics in this field.